Updating your front door decor is so simple with this DIY monogram door hanger. Even better, the clipboard frame allows you to easily make updates with the seasons.
The front door can make such a big statement about your home, but is something that can also be so easily overlooked. If you are lucky enough to have a garage, or you use a side or back entrance to your house, you may not even see your front door every day.
When you don’t even see the front door that often, it’s definitely easy to overlook. That’s what happened to me recently. I don’t usually enter our house through the front door but a couple of weeks ago I had to when a friend dropped me off at home.
As I was walking up, it gave me a chance to really take in the first impression that visitors have when they arrive at our front door. Overall it was fine, but there was nothing in particular that would catch someone’s eye.
Nothing in particular that would make someone feel like they weren’t just entering a house, but a home. A place where the family behind that door lives and laughs (and sometimes get on each other’s nerves!) every day.
I haven’t had anything hanging on the front door for months because for some reason I have such a hard time finding anything I like to put there.
Since I haven’t been able to find anything I wanted to buy, I had been thinking about making something for quite sometime. Using my own front door is what it took to finally prompt me to put something together.
This DIY monogram door hanger is what I came up with:
- Frame with clip (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
- Ribbon to attach to frame for hanging
- Staple gun (to attach ribbon to frame)
- Burlap (I found the precut burlap squares pictured at Hobby Lobby)
- Monogram initial that fits the size of the frame (I purchased a chipboard letter and had to paint it. If the letter you purchase is unfinished you will need to paint yours as well)
- Glue (to attach letter to burlap- you can use white glue, hot glue, mod podge, etc.)
Step 1. Cut burlap to size. My letter was 3 1/2 inches tall. I cut my burlap down to a 4 1/2 inch square.
Step 2. Glue letter to burlap. You can use a hot glue gun or white glue. I actually was out of white glue and didn’t feel like getting the hot glue gun out so I used a thick layer of mod podge. Keep in mind that since burlap is not a solid piece of fabric, some of the glue is going to seep through the holes. Therefore, be careful to set the fabric down on something that the glue won’t get stuck to after it dries. I sat it on top of a piece of plastic. I also sat a couple of books on top of the letter while the glue dried to be sure it adhered well to the burlap.
Step. 3 Attach the ribbon of your choosing to the back of the frame using a staple gun.
Step 4. After the glue dries on the letter, clip the burlap onto the frame. If your burlap starts to curl at the corners over time you can use a glue stick to lay it back down.
Tip: I did not want the frame to shift around every time I opened and closed the door so I put a Command strip between the back of the frame and the door to hold it in place.
What I really love about this frame is that since it has a clip you can easily change out the decor. I’m already thinking of holiday embellishments like a bat for Halloween or a snowflake in the winter. There are so many possibilities.
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